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#1 flibberdedoo

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:29 PM

How is the total yardage from a certain set of tees calculated? My assumption was that it was the sum of the individual hole yardages. When I look here:

https://poppyhillsgo...le-beach-rates/ (scroll down a bit for the course yardage)

For the 4 Poppy tees  it seems the total should be 6,672 (3,134+3,538 for the front and back respectively) but the total is shown as 6,872. It seems to be that way for all the tees except for the tips. I checked my local course and the front + back yardage add up to the total. Id appreciate it if someone can explain why Poppy Hills or any other course do it this way. My only guess is that they want to scare you off into the shorter tees.

Thanks in advance.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:13 PM

Maybe the course dog did the math.

I've never seen that before. Those yardages are never exact anyway since tees
and pins get moved and they're not making up new scorecards every time they
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:54 PM

If you look at the actual scorecard instead of the website info, there’s an “approximately” symbol in front of the total yardage.  It looks like a wavy equal sign, but I can’t find it on my I-pad keyboard to show you.

I assume it reflects the fact that the yardage varies due to moving tees around every day. The tips number is specific because it’s the absolute longest the course can play.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:06 AM

Your course yardage varies every day. Pin on front...back....headwind..downwind. It is a baseline figure. In the UK courses are laser measured and rated by trained inspectors who work for the local county union. Dots at back of tee..dot in middle of fairways....dot in middle of green. To set standard scratch you need a solid figure....the weather and condition of the course do the rest.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:14 AM

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 16 April 2018 - 10:54 PM, said:

If you look at the actual scorecard instead of the website info, there’s an “approximately” symbol in front of the total yardage.  It looks like a wavy equal sign, but I can’t find it on my I-pad keyboard to show you.

I assume it reflects the fact that the yardage varies due to moving tees around every day. The tips number is specific because it’s the absolute longest the course can play.


On a QWERTY keyboard it's the shift key, under ESC and left of # 1.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:17 AM

Usually the tee boxes will have embedded markers, usually the yardage is measured from the marker in the back to the middle of the green via the fairway route ( NOT THE BIRD'S EYE DISTANCE ).

Over the years many of the golf course had used the modern technology ( Laser, Satellite / GPS ) to mandate the old yardage and thus changed the slope rating.  Several of our local golf courses had done this in recent years.  One in particular was playing tougher than the score card shown, and now it's showing the new rating which won't deflate the member's ability.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:33 AM

This photo of the actual scorecard looks correct:

https://course.blueg...lsgc/actual.htm
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:35 AM

View PostFerguson, on 17 April 2018 - 05:14 AM, said:

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 16 April 2018 - 10:54 PM, said:

If you look at the actual scorecard instead of the website info, there’s an “approximately” symbol in front of the total yardage.  It looks like a wavy equal sign, but I can’t find it on my I-pad keyboard to show you.

I assume it reflects the fact that the yardage varies due to moving tees around every day. The tips number is specific because it’s the absolute longest the course can play.


On a QWERTY keyboard it's the shift key, under ESC and left of # 1.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:41 AM

View Postsui generis, on 17 April 2018 - 07:35 AM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 17 April 2018 - 05:14 AM, said:

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 16 April 2018 - 10:54 PM, said:

If you look at the actual scorecard instead of the website info, there’s an “approximately” symbol in front of the total yardage.  It looks like a wavy equal sign, but I can’t find it on my I-pad keyboard to show you.

I assume it reflects the fact that the yardage varies due to moving tees around every day. The tips number is specific because it’s the absolute longest the course can play.


On a QWERTY keyboard it's the shift key, under ESC and left of # 1.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:00 AM

The course was renovated in 2014. So perhaps the yardage was been incorrect on the website since then 2014. More likely is after 2014 they tweaked some hole lengths by tee, or added a another tee choice, and failed to do the math correct on the website. I believe they have just overlooked it.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:36 AM

View PostFerguson, on 17 April 2018 - 07:41 AM, said:

View Postsui generis, on 17 April 2018 - 07:35 AM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 17 April 2018 - 05:14 AM, said:

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 16 April 2018 - 10:54 PM, said:

If you look at the actual scorecard instead of the website info, there’s an “approximately” symbol in front of the total yardage.  It looks like a wavy equal sign, but I can’t find it on my I-pad keyboard to show you.

I assume it reflects the fact that the yardage varies due to moving tees around every day. The tips number is specific because it’s the absolute longest the course can play.


On a QWERTY keyboard it's the shift key, under ESC and left of # 1.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:55 AM

View Postrawdog, on 17 April 2018 - 09:36 AM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 17 April 2018 - 07:41 AM, said:

View Postsui generis, on 17 April 2018 - 07:35 AM, said:

View PostFerguson, on 17 April 2018 - 05:14 AM, said:

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 16 April 2018 - 10:54 PM, said:

If you look at the actual scorecard instead of the website info, there’s an “approximately” symbol in front of the total yardage.  It looks like a wavy equal sign, but I can’t find it on my I-pad keyboard to show you.

I assume it reflects the fact that the yardage varies due to moving tees around every day. The tips number is specific because it’s the absolute longest the course can play.


On a QWERTY keyboard it's the shift key, under ESC and left of # 1.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:14 AM

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:35 AM

Oooh, one of my favourite topics! Here in Japan, it's really messed up. Some courses measure from to the edge of the green, some to the middle. Many measure to the edge of the green, except on par 3s, when they measure to the centre. Also, at few courses, the scorecards show distances to the middle of the green from the tees (where on the tees I don't know), but the on-course yardage markers show distances to the edge of the green. How they work out the edge of the green is anyone's guess.
Just to make it even more exciting, the holes on many Japanese courses have two greens (sort of a summer one and winter one, often one Bent grass and one Korai grass), so each hole will have two different yardages, and two different sets of yardage markers on the holes. Woe betide you if you read the wrong marker and airmail your ball 30 yards over!

One final bit of joy, the Japanese measure the courses in yards (good), but tend to measure putts in meters and centimeters. So you might hit a 150-yard shot to the green, and leave yourself a 3-meter putt!
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